Arnold Schwarzenegger Explains The Terminator Sequel’s Septuagenarian Robots

What number Terminator movie are we on now? Ha ha, just kidding, I know exactly because I am a sad pathetic robot fangirl.

After the travesty of Terminator: Salvation (personal note: I have never in my life wanted to give a stranger a hug more than when McG presented unfinished footage of Terminator: Salvation at New York Comic Con), and the cancellation of The Sarah Connor Chronicles, I take any Terminator news with a shot of whiskey. I’m completely ignoring the talk about a second tv show, and I mostly find the casting of Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor a novelty.

The last we’d heard about Terminator: Genesis, Jai Courtney had been cast as Kyle Reese. If that doesn’t blow your skirt up, on Tuesday, Arnold Schwarzenegger had a little bit to say about his role in the sequel when talking to MTV News:

“The way that the character is written, it’s a machine underneath,” Schwarzenegger continued. “It’s this metal skeleton. But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator’s flesh ages, just like any other human being’s flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages.”

Mmmmm, nope, it definitely doesn’t. But I’m 100% pro-Arnold when it comes to my robot movies, so I’m just gonna let that one slide.

“I was upset that I couldn’t be in the fourth Terminator, because I was Governor,” Schwarzenegger remembered. “So they did the fourth one without me, it made me cry a little bit. But I did say, ‘I’ll be back,’ so now I’m back again and it’s going to be really terrific.”

We all cried, dude. They kept trying to make Sam Worthington happen, Christian Bale was unnecessary, no one knew what the hell Helena Bonham Carter had to do with anything. They computer animated your face over another Austrian bodybuilder… There is not enough whiskey in my house right now to keep talking about Terminator: Salvation.

Back to Terminator 5 — the way they’re getting around a geriatric T-800 is, they’re going to cast a younger dude to play the younger Schwarzenegger-bot. Above-mentioned body double Roland Kickinger is already 45, so presumably they’ll go even younger for those flashbacks. Considering I think the entire idea of a fifth Terminator movie is ridiculous, they should just go full-out and cast Channing Tatum as a breakdancing killing machine. (Since they already did the male stripper / robot thing in Terminator 3.)

Via Indiewire